Archive: 07/20/2005

NASA develops new airplane fire sensor

NASA Wednesday announced the development of a new generation of fire detectors designed to significantly reduce the rate of false alarms aboard airliners.

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Math institute gets largest NSF grant ever

The Institute for Mathematics and its Applications in Minnesota has received the largest math research grant ever made by the National Science Foundation.

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Dustiest Star could harbour a young Earth

Results published in Nature today from observations carried out from the Gemini and W.M. Keck Observatories in Hawaii have revealed details about a relatively young dusty star located about 300 light years ...

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Aussie museum displays huge dinosaur bones

Paleontologists in Brisbane, Australia, were proudly exhibiting Wednesday what they say is the largest group of dinosaur bones ever found in Australia.

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U.S. Gets More Asian Air Pollution Than Thought

Air pollution blows across the Pacific Ocean from Asia to North America far more regularly than was previously thought, says a new UC Davis study. The findings are likely to affect attempts to clear hazy skies over much of ...

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Field tests unite weather and climate models

Researchers from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) and several other government and academic institutions have created four new supercomputer simulations that for the first time combine their mathematical ...

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Optoelectronic tweezers to round up cells, microparticles

Rounding up wayward cells and particles on a microscope slide can be as difficult as corralling wild horses on the range, particularly if there's a need to separate a single individual from the group. But now ...

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DNA-based molecular nano-wires

An international consortium of 7 universities and research centres are seeking an alternative to silicon-based microelectronics in using molecules of DNA, which could enable a reduction in size of the current systems by a ...

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New group fights to defend Darwinism

A grass-roots organization calling itself the Message Group is fighting the Christian right and others by defending the teaching of Darwinian evolution.

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'Podcasts' are soaring

Want to listen to your favorite talk radio at your leisure, and not according to a schedule set by some programming director? Apparently, a lot of people do. Search engine requests for Podcasts -- Internet broadcasts, created ...

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